Fried Green Tomatoes

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"Use under-ripe green tomatoes for this, not the ripe green heirloom varieties. You can use ordinary corn meal in this but it will have a grittier texture. You can find corn masa in Mexican Tiendas or grocery stores."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (284.8 g)
  • Calories 516.2
  • Total Fat - 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 110.9 mg
  • Sodium - 130.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 96.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.8 g
  • Sugars - 5.7 g
  • Protein - 19 g
  • Calcium - 117.6 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Slice tomatoes thinly.

Step 2

Arrange four bowls big enough to dip tomato slices in at your work station.

Step 3

Fill bowls with buttermilk, flour, egg, and masa.

Step 4

Season flour and masa with sal, pepper and/or cajun seasoning as you like.

Step 5

Heat about 1/2 inch oil in a large skillet.

Step 6

Dip tomato slices one at a time, first into buttermilk, then into seasoned flour, then into egg, then into corn masa.

Step 7

Place coated tomato slice into the hot oil and cook about 1-2 minutes per side, until golden, then drain on paper toweling. Season again with salt, pepper and/or cajun seasoning if you like; serve with hot sauce.

Step 8

Continue with the other tomato slices, doing several at a time but be careful not to overcrowd the pan.

Step 9

You may need extra of any of the ingredients depending on your tomatoes size, or how much get used at random.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews

Chef shapeweaver

I made this recipe for my lunch on 7/25/14. Except for using regular corn meal,This recipe was just as it was written. And for the Cajun seasoning, I used Bergy's Cajun Spice Mix. As for the prepping, it was a bit time consuming. But OMGoodness !!! it was so,so, worth it :). I can guarantee that this recipe WILL be made again. Thanks so much for posting and " Keep Smiling :) "


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(26 Jul 2014)

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